Teen accused of killing UT student expected in court

AUSTIN - Meechiael Criner, the teen accused of killing University of Texas student Haruka Weiser back in April, is expected to appear in court Thursday.

Weiser was making her way home following dance practice on campus the night of April 5, but she never made it back to her dorm room. Her body was then found in Waller Creek next to the Etter Harbin Alumni Center.

Criner, 18, is charged with capital murder. Police believe Criner sexually assaulted Weiser before strangling her to death. 

Criner has not yet made a plea in his case. If convicted, he is not eligible for the death penalty because he was under the age of 18 at the time of Weiser's death.

Go here for KVUE's complete coverage of Weiser's death.

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